Son of Thatcher’s ‘right-to-buy’ housing minister now owns 40 ex-council homes

Way back in the 1980s when Thatcher first launched this policy I can remember the Students’ Union putting up a poster against it. It talked about how council houses were people’s homes, but ‘in the City they call it a ‘nice little earner”. How true that poster was. The mass sale of council houses in the 1980s resulted in some people desperately trying to find money to buy their houses, before they were sold on to private landlords, or arms length housing association, who immediately increased the rent. Pretty much like Charles Gow and his vile ilk.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

Multi-millionaire Charles Gow is a buy-to-let landlord who owns over 40 former council flats.

Which is interesting, because his father, Ian Gow, was the Housing Minister under Margaret Thatcher during the so-called ‘right-to-buy’ sell off of council properties:

Third of ex-council homes now owned by rich landlords

And now the Tories have announced a brand new ‘right-to-buy’ policy which will no doubt once again benefit their own families to the detriment of everybody else.

What’s that saying?

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Right-To-Buy policy shows David Cameron is just a pound shop Margaret Thatcher

Daily Mail describes Tory campaign as ‘floundering’ – then hurriedly deletes article

Here’s the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests

Osborne’s car crash interview: asked 18 times where money for NHS will come from


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